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The purpose of a DDoS is to target a single system and disrupt service. DDoS is configured when an attacker creates, or even purchases a Botnet which is a number of computers that are interconnected to launch an attack all the while the owners of the computers don’t know their system has been compromised. Once the attacker gives instructions to the Botnet, the attacked website would be bombarded with massive amounts of traffic. For example, 65 Gbps is the equivalent of watching 3,400 HD TV channels all at the same time (Prince 2012). This kind of traffic would result in a website collapsing. There are also 2 types of DDoS attacks, the first one if Application Layer DDoS which include HTTP floods, slow attacks, zero-day assaults. The second type is Network layer DDoS which include UDP floods, SYN floods, NTP, DNS, SSDP amplification and IP fragmentation. DDoS are hard to combat depending on how complex and large they are but, users can apply techniques DDoS attack- Distributed Denial of Service
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  • Fall '16
  • Denial-of-service attack, Network layer DDoS, Application Layer DDoS

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